O and I have been hanging out a bit for the past few months. We met online, naturally. I enjoy his company, he's pretty laid back, and we do share quite a few common interests despite the 23 year age difference.
Yeah yeah yeah. I'm a cradle robber. Sue me.
So I picked him up and we went to have ice cream. After that we decided to see a movie and headed over to the theater that was showing My Week With Marilyn. We were about 2 hours early so we walked through the nearby mall after purchasing our tickets.
O is a gamer - among other things - and when he saw the Grab N Go he had to try to win something. There was a particular item and I told him if he won it for me I'd be his boyfriend. He tried but failed unfortunately.
Later on, when we were passing the machine again, he insisted on trying. So we got some change and VOILA! He won the item - a Kenny doll!!
O proceeded to win Desperaux doll and a Curious George doll. At the end of the evening he gave me the Kenny doll.
The movie was quite good. For those who don't know, it's a true story about a young man's interactions with Marilyn Monroe while she was filming The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier and Dame Sybil Thorndike (played to perfection by Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, respectively). Michelle Williams plays Marilyn in what I can only assume will be an Oscar-nominated performance. Sadly, there were only four other people in the theater.
After the movie, we went for a bite to eat. Before going into the restaurant, I gave O his Christmas presents, which he liked. We had a nice dinner then I took him home.
As he said, it was a really awesome date. Especially since it was all unplanned! It was a very nice start to the holiday weekend.
Christmas Eve has so far been a lazy day. Isn't that what holidays are about?